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    Default Steam mop worth it?

    I'm considering getting a steam mop for my tile and wooden floors. The normal mop is hard to use as I have a big area to clean and my back hurts. Are they worth it? Any experience?

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    They're not recommended on wood / laminate floor. We had one in our old place but I wasn't overly impressed so gave it away.

    I prefer my $17 spray mop from Kmart on our wood / laminate floor.

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    We had a Hoover one which worked okay but now we have splurged and gotten the Sauber (to match our vacuum). I love them. I never had an issue on wooden floors but I know they say they aren't recommended. Ours is a "dry steam" system which means the floors are pretty well immediately as opposed to half an hour + like when I used to mop. And having a stick of kids running around my house, that's important to me. Also, our system means no floor cleaners/chemicals are needed. Also great around kids.

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    Are they worth it? Nope. Never use mine. Cheap mop from the supermarket and a bucket of hot water is quicker, easier and does a better job.

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    I think our steam mop does a way better job on the floor than typical mopping.
    Just got to make sure the pads on the bottom are clean.
    I love it. Love that it's pretty much dry straight away too.

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    I have a karcher and I think it's great. Only downside is that the cloths it came with were hopeless so I bought cloths from kmart instead. It's great bc dries almost straight away. I use it on my wood floors but as per pp it's not recommended.

    This is the one I have.
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    Also this is the kmart mop refill I use. I spray a bit of eucoclean on the cloth then steam the floor. Also have plenty of cloths bc they get wet pretty quick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    Are they worth it? Nope. Never use mine. Cheap mop from the supermarket and a bucket of hot water is quicker, easier and does a better job.
    Total opposite here, I love mine and use it a few times a week. I love nor having the residue of floor cleaner but I do miss that fresh eucalyptus floor cleaner smell. Mine is really easy and fast. I can have to moping done in the time it takes to fill a bucket.

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    I asked around on here about steam mops and was recommend a Bissel. I went out and bought one and I'm really glad I did. Way easier than a traditional mop. Money well spent in my books.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ngaiz View Post
    Total opposite here, I love mine and use it a few times a week. I love nor having the residue of floor cleaner but I do miss that fresh eucalyptus floor cleaner smell. Mine is really easy and fast. I can have to moping done in the time it takes to fill a bucket.
    Maybe I just have a terrible one! It was $600 so I was very disappointed... It was a Hoover.

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